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How much is enough?

 |  by  |  Cultivator

Our so-called festive season is a kind of madness.

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My bountiful potato patch

 |  by  |  Cultivator

Last night we dug up the potatoes.

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Can communal city living work?

 |  by  |  Cultivator

When we looked at buying our house, we weighed up the pros and cons.

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Five reasons to fall in love with a folding unicorn

 |  by  |  Creative

Recently and finally I gave in and bought myself a folding unicorn.

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Dealing with dying

 |  by  |  Health, Sage

Death is not the end of the relationship.

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The Gluten Challenge Fiasco

 |  by  |  featured, Health

Gluten-free eating is sometimes seen as a fad.
But if you have celiac disease or what’s now termed non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten-free eating is an absolute necessity.
Both conditions involve unpleasant and sometimes very dangerous reactions to gluten, a protein that occurs in wheat and several other grains. In sensitive individuals gluten…

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Beautiful Flowers

 |  by  |  Cultivator

Bluebell’s death hit me hardest because I’d nursed him through pain and illness.

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How Meditation is Changing My Brain

 |  by  |  featured, Health, Sage

Twenty-two years ago I began experiencing suicidal thoughts.

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Pros and cons of working from home

 |  by  |  Warrior

Working from home has a sunny side and a dark side.

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The hazards of Pigsitting

 |  by  |  Cultivator

Guinea pig parenting is a surprisingly full-time job.

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Cracking the circledancing code

Circledancing is a wonderful way to exercise and socialise at the same time.

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Insight Timer for Meditation Practice

I feel supported by other meditators and inspired by their example.

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Rubber duck invasion

 |  by  |  Creative

I can still fit in the bath, while keeping my rubber duck fantasy intact.

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Carina Coles and The Secret of Adley Castle

I asked Carina about the progress of writing from her idea to published book.

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The Alchemy of Gratitude

 |  by  |  featured, Sage

I felt warmed, grateful and much, much calmer.

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The black beast

 |  by  |  Creative

I like to cover up my tv.

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The art of earthing

I’ve just arrived in Darwin, Australia’s tropical northern capital.

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Give me scones

 |  by  |  featured, Health

For almost nine months I’ve been experimenting with a grain-free diet. Grain-free, not gluten-free. Grain-free encompasses gluten-free eating but goes a whole lot further. No corn, no rye, no barley. No bread, no pasta, no pizza. No oats, no muesli. You get the drift.

Anyhow, there was a time when I…

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Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation

 

The Simplicity Institute has released a new publication which is engaging and thoughtfully provocative. Written by Samuel Alexander, Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation tells the story of a fictional community cut off from the ‘civilised’ world by apparently catastrophic circumstances. Forced to create a new, different civilisation or perish, the…

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Hobart’s longest night

 |  by  |  featured

Frost, fire. The longest night. And soon, the inching return of the sun.

The winter solstice in our southern city is being marked by light. Dark MOFO, Hobart’s winter festival, has sparked the town red. The customary exodus to warmer climes has morphed into a flood of visitors. People are flying…

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